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New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

Posted: 09/28/18 00:00

New School of Thought: In-Class Physical Exercise Won't Disrupt Learning, Teaching

As childhood obesity rates rise and physical education offerings dwindle, elementary schools keep searching for ways to incorporate the federally mandated half-hour of physical activity into the school day. A series of recent University of Michigan studies found that two-minute bursts of in-class exercise breaks increased the amount of daily exercise for elementary children without hurting math...

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Impacts Sociability of Male Offspring

Posted: 09/18/18 10:52

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Impacts Sociability of Male Offspring 

Taking cannabinoids during pregnancy can cause behavioral and neuronal deficits in adult male offspring, while females remain unaffected, says new research published in eLife. The study in rats, from the Inserm and Aix-Marseille University Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology, France, and Roma Tre University, Italy, in collaboration with Indiana...

Biking as Medicine: Program Seeks to Help Struggling Students Through Exercise

Posted: 09/11/18 13:36

Biking as Medicine: Program Seeks to Help Struggling Students Through Exercise

Cade VanEtten can bunny-hop the tallest curb on a mountain bike, while Xan Roberts isn’t far removed from training wheels. Despite their differing skill levels, the children both claim to have a keener focus on classwork Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays – when they get to start the school day with 40 minutes of pedaling and burning excess energy. They’ve been participants in a new program at the Pocatello...

Children with Depression 6 Times More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

Posted: 09/06/18 16:57

Children with Depression 6 Times More Likely to Have Skill Deficits

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that as many as 2 to 3 percent of children ages 6-12 might have major depressive disorder. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third grades are six times more likely to have skill deficits, such as difficulties with social skills or academics, than children without...

Doctor and Researchers use Japanese Strategy Game Go to Help Children with Developmental Disabilities

Posted: 07/26/18 14:37

Doctor and Researchers use Japanese Strategy Game Go to Help Children with Developmental Disabilities

In a new approach to helping children with developmental disabilities, one doctor and go enthusiast has been using the strategy game in rehabilitation activities for the children. Doctor Toru Masaoka, 85, is head of Kansai Kiin, an association of professional go players in Osaka, and has been piloting “go therapy” with the children. Recently he began collecting medical data on the...

The Hidden Complexity Underlying a Common Cause of Autism

Posted: 07/12/18 16:18

The Hidden Complexity Underlying a Common Cause of Autism 

Genes located in a large chromosomal aberration associated with autism interact with each other to modulate the variable symptoms of the disease, according to new research. A collaborative team led by Penn State researchers tested the role of these genes individually and in tandem by reducing the amount of the genes expressed in a fruit fly model. The research, which appears June 29, 2018 in the journal Nature...

New Insight into how Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

Posted: 07/05/18 15:47

New Insight into how Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism. By taking skin cells from patients and reprogramming those cells to become brain cells through genetic engineering, Dr. Ernst, graduate student Scott Bell, and Edward A. Fon and Thomas M. Durcan, colleagues...

Scientists Learn More About How Gene Linked to Autism Affects Brain

Posted: 06/25/18 12:56

Scientists Learn More About How Gene Linked to Autism Affects Brain

New preclinical research shows a gene already linked to a subset of people with autism spectrum disorder is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, and its loss can harm those connections to help fuel the complex developmental condition. Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center report in Developmental Cell their data clarify the biological role of the gene CHD8 and its...

Overcoming Barriers by Disabilities through the Nora Project

Posted: 06/19/18 11:47

Overcoming Barriers by Disabilities through the Nora Project

But for kids with disabilities, it's even easier to be left out. Now, a new program at one north suburban middle school is changing that, one friend at a time. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez has the story of the Nora Project. A group of 4th graders greet their friend Fin with smiles and high fives. He and Conor are part of a project that connects children with mental and physical disabilities with buddies. In this case at Sunset...

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According to the most recent report from the United States Department of Education, Specific Learning Disabilities is the largest disability area that qualifies children for special education services at school. This is approximately 50% of all students with disabilities.

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